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Worked All Britain: SD95.

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I will be active with the AARC callsign MX0YHA throughout the year for differing events

Is amateur radio only a hobby and nothing else?

Many amateurs believe that amateur radio is just a hobby and nothing else, and its prime purpose is to make many DX contacts on HF and to collect QSL cards, so why do you need to write an entrance exam for a hobby?

But in reality it is more than a hobby as it also provides a service to the public during disasters via Hamnet, or radio communications during public sports events.

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is the international guardian of amateur radio and liaises directly with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as to innovate and advance amateur radio - and it is sponsored by amateur radio societies around the world including the SARL.

The real facts are that the amateur radio service covers a large range of activities where every amateur can find some aspect of it to enjoy, which also includes experimenting, research and pioneering in the very wide field of amateur radio science and technology all the way to the top end of the microwave spectrum. This is why the ITU refers to amateur radio as a service and not as a hobby as exemplified by CB Radio.
Do you think for one moment that the ITU would have allocated so many VHF, UHF, SHF and EHF bands of valuable radio spectrum to hobbyists?

The above came from the The South African Radio League

I live in small village in the Yorkshire Dales which is located in Northern England. Within the village there is the site of a Roman Villa

Many of you may know the village as the Leeds & Liverpool canal passes through as does the Pennine Way National Footpath trail and the Pennine Cycleway.

My QTH is an interesting one as I live in the centre of a concave bowl created by the local topography of glacial drumlins.

In his antenna-book, Les Moxon-G6XN, describes interesting experiences: "very good results can be expected, particularly if the reflecting area is bowl-shaped so that it acts like a concave mirror to focus the signal in the desired direction".

Polar-Plot showing the rings of hills surrounding my QTH. North is at the top of the image. The circle is 10Km. The hills are close to my QTH!

The following website containing geological information maybe of interest.

Gargrave Drumlin Field (13a)

As you can imagine some db gain is achieved from the shape of the landscape and my results on VHF are a surprise as is my HF.

Gargrave from the Pennine Way National trail, looking NE, with SOTA summit G/NP-029 (Sharphaw) in the background.


A short tour of Gargrave.

A waterfall over Malham Cove (a very rare sight), last seen in the 18th Ct. The Cove is located 11Km (7mi) from my QTH

I love Electronic Music. Enjoy these videos and more from Tunguska.


Jovian Aurora

Free vintage-style posters

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Great Short-Skip QSO with 2E0VOV/M qrp on 20M on the 29th of June 2016
All stations are worked using a minimal set-up (see below).

I have listed the clubs/groups that I am a member of as this maybe of interest.

Many thanks for looking me up and I look forward to working you on the air.




Holder of the 'fair QSLer'award from UX5UO. www.ux5uoqsl.com

Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) Member.

Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio (SPAR) Member.

Worked All Britain (WAB) Member. Book #: 16733,18424,19940. WAB Square SD95.

British Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (BARLS) #: 511.

Brave Radio Friends (BRF) Honorary #: 046.

Rag Chewers' Club (RCC) #: 485.

Polish Club Flora Fauna (SP-CFF) #: 033.

Activity Group of Belarus #: 297.

QRP-ARCI 1000 Miles Per Watt Club #: 3253.

Thracian Rose Club #: 052-England.

Black Sea Contest Club #: 523.

GEO-DX-Group #: 011.

NorCal QRP Club Member.

KDR Member #: 1116.

Dolphins Radio Club #: 068.

Belgian Railway Stations Award #: 180.

European Collins Collector Association #: 0066.

Phoenix Amateur Radio Club Member.

Aries Amateur Radio Ckub Member.

RAIBC - The Charity Working for Radio Amateurs with Disabilities Member.

Essex Ham Member.

Campaign for the Respect of the QRP Frequencies #: 326.

100 Watts and a Wire Radio Club Member.

Ukrainian Club 'Tikich' #: 083

Cookie-Crumble QRP #: 264

Amateur Radio Club Kristall # 437


Transceiver: Icom IC-706 MKII. 100 watts HF/6M. 20W on 2M. Icom SM-20 desk mic. MFJ 945-E tuner.

VHF Antenna: Comet GP-15N tri-band collinear for 6M/2M/70Cms @ 6M agl, with a view looking South-East.


HF Antenna: G5IJ end-fed wire, 20M long @ 5M agl.

My antenna is sloping from the feedpoint at 5M agl to 2M agl at the far end, it then goes down towards the ground, finishing at just 0.45M agl.


Common-Mode Choke, with the G5IJ Matching Transformer in the box.

Wire antenna to building by the river.

The G5IJ wire now heading towards the ground.

The terminus of the G5IJ antenna at just 0.45M agl.


The antenna is suspended above an 87.5 square metre earth mat which is made from wire mesh, along with 6 x 1.2M earth rods. The water table is often only a few centimetres below the earth mat, as I live by a river.



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